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Pearson Olympic Pursuit

I purchased the frame in used and abused condition, and it has undergone a complete rebuild. This bike was ridden by the New Zealand Olympic Track Cycling team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Custom made in New Zealand by Graeme Pearson. Last ridden by Hayden Roulston before being put in storage for 10 years.

Frame:
Custom made Pearson Carbon Fibre Track Frame. BB to seat tube 60cm, Top tube 58cm.

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 753 650c / Chris King 2Nut

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SRAM Omnium 170mm / SRAM GXP

Pedals:
Shimano PD-M520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
17T / SRAM Omnium 48T / Izumi Track Black

Handlebars/Stem:
Mavic 355 Aero Bullhorn / Cinelli 1A

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Flite 1990 / Thomson Elite 27.0

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hed Jet 60mm Clincher 650c / Hope ti hub 18h, or Zipp400 650c / Vittoria Corsa CX III Tubular

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hed Jet 60mm Clincher 700c/ Dura-Ace 7600 28h

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Pearson History
  3. Purchase
  4. Complete Rebuild/Rebirth
  5. Repaint/Rebuild 2.0

Current Stage Info:

The frame and fork were stripped and repainted with original decals. 7.93kg without pedals. Thanks to Steve Thompson (Forza Bikes) for his help with the rebuild.

Added by JohnMidgley. Last updated over 4 years ago.

9 Comments

twieleba

twieleba says:

Is that a set back post or is it just a really drastic seat tube angle?

Posted over 4 years ago

JohnMidgley

JohnMidgley says:

It's the seat tube angle; using a Thomson Elite Inline seatpost.

Posted over 4 years ago

dietrootbeer

dietrootbeer says:

Beautiful. Can't help but be fascinated by a bike w history

Posted about 5 years ago

JohnMidgley

JohnMidgley says:

Cheers. Watch this space - the frame is about to get a serious freshen up!

Posted about 5 years ago

Nomad

Nomad says:

Oh yes!

Posted about 5 years ago

JohnMidgley

JohnMidgley says:

Still waiting on Pearson stickers to finish it off...

Posted about 5 years ago

Ride_the_Chi

Ride_the_Chi says:

sell it?

Posted over 5 years ago

nzkiddo

nzkiddo says:

Good to see a kiwi bike here!

Posted over 5 years ago

Nomad

Nomad says:

Glad you got that one. Likely an actual Olympic team bike, maybe even the medal winning frame

Posted over 5 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

Cool frame, excited to see it built up

Posted over 5 years ago